Thursday, February 21, 2013
It might be winter, but local businesses are preparing to spring forward at this annual show.
Get ready, set, bloom! This weekend marks the opening of the 20th anniversary Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show! Several Portsmouth businesses are warming up their design skills for the show. Portsmouth gardeners Gairad DeCastro, Marc Domina of Domina's Agway and Portsmouth business Green Systems will exhibit this year. Spring Flower and Garden Show's new attractions This year’s show, to be held Feb. 21-24, will have something new even before attendees enter the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. To enter the garden display area, patrons will pass under a 14-foot-tall pergola decorated with flowers constructed by Walpole Woodworkers. Inside, the gardens and vignettes beckon with a larger waterfall, a nautical-themed …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Domina's Agway received a ribbon for "Best in Show" Friday at the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show.
A Portsmouth prize landscaper took home a major award Friday at the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show. Domina's Agway received a ribbon for "Best in Show." Photos of the award-winning exhibit can be seen above. Domina's Agway has competed at the show for about six years. [Updated Monday at 11:23 a.m.] Domina's Agway also won the "Exhibitors' Choice" award. Other Portsmouth businesses exhibiting at this year's show, whose theme is "Simple Pleasures," were All Island Landscape, DeCastro Landscaping and Green Systems. The flower show ran Thursday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sunday from 9 to 6 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. For more information or to purchase tickets to the show, click here.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show will be held this weekend, Feb. 23 to 26, at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
If you (gasp) actually leave Aquidneck Island and head to the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show this weekend, you might see a familiar name or two. Portsmouth's own landscapers are hoping to "grow" a few prizes at New England's premiere flower show, which runs Thursday through Sunday at the Rhode Island Convention Center. "We're displaying the work we do outside of the store," said Doug Domina, owner of Domina's Agway, who has exhibited at the flower show for about six years. "We're trying to showcase what we're capable of and what someone would like in their own backyard." Domina, along with his wife and son, Marc, also own and operate a landscaping business outside of the store. A sneak peek of their 2012 flower show exhibit …